For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for choosing to pursue orthodontic treatment. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, orthodontic treatment will greatly improve the way you look and feel.
When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you’ve always dreamed of as well as the confidence to show it off! We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, so our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
Your First Visit
Your first visit with the Courtin Orthodontics team is all about you! Your comfort, your happiness, and your health are top priorities. We treat patients of all ages and are always excited to welcome you into our office. During your orthodontic consultation our Orthodontist will thoroughly examine your orthodontic needs, understand your desired results and discuss potential treatment options with you.
Some common questions we will cover during your initial exam:
- Is there a need or condition that the Orthodontist can address?
- Is treatment needed now or should treatment be delayed for appropriate growth, tooth eruption, or other condition that needs to be addressed first?
- What treatment procedures will help correct the problem?
- What treatment procedures will achieve your desired results?
- Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
- How long will treatment take?
- How much will it cost?
- What are my payment plan options?
If needed we may reserve time following the exam or request an additional appointment for records including: X-Rays, photos, and impressions. Often times if the patient is excited to get going we are able to start their orthodontic treatment the same day!
Orthodontic appliances can be made out of metal, ceramic, or plastic. Some forms are removable, and others brackets are bonded to the teeth. Braces work because they place a gentle force in a controlled direction. Now is a great time to wear braces! The days are gone where a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can often choose brackets that are clear or metallic, and sometimes you can even choose the ties that hold the wire in the brackets. Nowadays the wires are less visible, and the most up-to-date materials move teeth faster and more comfortably!